peanut butter fudge cookies arranged on a white plate with a glass of milk next to it and a blue checkered napkin

Peanut Butter Fudge Cookies (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Peanut butter fudge cookies that are rich and fudgy, and just 4 ingredients! Perfect for an afternoon snack or healthy treat!

This (vegan AND gluten-free) peanut butter fudge cookie recipe is a new favorite of mine! Rich and fudgy, these cookies taste incredibly indulgent but are naturally sweetened with bananas instead of sugar. So you can eat them guilt-free! I like to think of them as “The Elvis” of cookies. 😉 These cookies are a perfect afternoon pick-me-up that will satisfy any sweet tooth!

What’s more, this recipe has 4 simple and healthy ingredients and the cookies are ready to eat in just 15 minutes. So, if you are short on time and are in need of a healthy and delicious snack/dessert/breakfast, these peanut butter fudge cookies are for you!

close up of peanut butter fudge cookie on a baking sheet with more cookies in the background

Why This Recipe Works

Tasty – If you are a peanut butter and banana fan like I am, you are going to love this recipe. The cookies are sweet, salty, rich, fudgy, and so addictive!

Healthy – Whether you eat these peanut butter fudge cookies for breakfast, dessert, or as a snack, you can feel good about eating them. They contain no added sugar, are flour-less, and are full of vitamins & minerals.

Super Easy – I don’t think cookies can get any easier to make than this recipe! Just mix the ingredients in a bowl and bake for 10 minutes. Easy-peasy!

Just 4 Ingredients Needed!

Ripe bananas
All-natural peanut butter, no sugar added
Cocoa powder
Vanilla extract
Flaky sea salt (optional)

bananas, cocoa powder, peanut butter, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl
peanut butter fudge cookies arranged on a baking sheet

How To Make Peanut Butter Fudge Cookies

  • Step 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Step 2. Place mashed bananas in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add peanut butter, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract. Mix until well incorporated.
  • Step 3. Using a medium-sized cookie scoop or large spoon, place cookie dough onto lined baking sheet. Press down slightly on cookies using a fork or back of spoon. Sprinkle cookies with flaky sea salt (if using).
  • Step 4. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cookies cool completely. Can be refrigerated for up to 4 days or stored in freezer.
fudgy peanut butter cookies arranged in a pattern on a white counter with cocoa powder dusted around and a glass of milk in background

Recipe Notes and Helpful Tips

This recipe calls for all-natural peanut butter that is unsweetened. However, if you do choose to use sweetened peanut butter, I would recommend only using 2 bananas so the cookies do not become overly sweet.

Peanut butter fudge cookies should be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. You can also place the cookies into a freezer bag and store them in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Although you can eat the cookies shortly after taking them out of the oven, I prefer to eat them after they have chilled in the refrigerator for several hours. They develop a thick, fudgy texture that I love.

More Cookie Recipe Ideas!

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Enjoy your week, and feel free to drop me a line in the comments – I would love to hear if you try this recipe! Or tag me on Instagram @maryannehoekstra to let me know how it turned out! Also, if you are enjoying my blog, please consider recommending it to your friends. They can subscribe here.

peanut butter fudge cookies arranged on a white plate with a glass of milk next to it and a blue checkered napkin

Peanut Butter Fudge Cookies (Vegan and Gluten-Free)

Delicious 4-ingredient peanut butter fudge cookies that are delicious, simple, vegan AND gluten-free!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup all-natural peanut butter, no sugar added
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon flaky sea salt (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place mashed bananas in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add peanut butter, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract. Mix until well incorporated.
  • Using a medium-sized cookie scoop or large spoon, place cookie batter onto lined baking sheet. Press down slightly on cookies using a fork or back of spoon. Sprinkle cookies with flaky sea salt (if using).
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Let cookies cool completely. Can be refrigerated up to 4 days or stored in freezer.
Keyword bananas, cocoa powder, gluten free, peanut butter, vegan

8 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Now, this is so delicious. I can indulge in the fudge cookies guilt-free.

  2. 5 stars
    Love the combination of Peanut Butter. This Fudge is perfect for all my sweet tooth cravings. I have to make my batch.

  3. 5 stars
    I love how healthy these cookies are!! We made a huge batch and used them as a “treat” for my kids’ school lunches this whole week! They thought they were getting dessert, and I felt good about what I was giving them – win win!

  4. 5 stars
    These cookies look so yummy! I love that they are made from just a few healthy ingredients.

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